St.  Ann and Mary
The Church of Saint Ann
"The Little Church That Could...and DID"

West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Parish Office: 508-586-4880

A Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

The Church of Saint Ann

The Church of Saint Ann -Events
REFLECTIONS - THIS WEEK'S THOUGHT
Last week, we were given some ideas that we might consider as we prepare ourselves for Sunday Mass (Liturgy).

During the Mass, right after we pray the Gloria, the priest says, "Let us pray." The prayer he reads is called the Collect. As the name of the prayer implies, the priest "collects" or "gathers" our prayer to his and to all those at Mass. So, it is to our benefit to be aware of the people, the circumstances in our lives that we wish to raise up to Our Lord, when he invites us to pray.

It is always helpful to have in our hands Today's Missal so that we can read along silently as the priest reads the Eucharistic prayer. You may notice he prays for the living and the dead. There are so many sentiments read aloud during the Eucharistic prayers. It may help us to keep focused.
Gathering TentTHE "GATHERING TENT"
The "Gathering Tent" will not be in operation until the weekend of October 11 & 12.
CCDRELIGIOUS EDUCATION BEGAN SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH
Registrations are currently being taken for next year.

New students must have a copy of their Baptismal Certificate if not baptized at Saint Ann's.

The fee for registration will remain the same: $65. per child, $50. per child for two, and $40. per child for 3 or more in Grades 1 - 8. Fee for Grade 9 is $75. per child (includes retreat), and the fee for Grade 10 is $90. (includes retreat, Confirmation dinner with Sponsor, and robe rental).

Any questions, contact Charlotte Hasomeris at 508.588.7140 or e-mail her at
stannsccd@comcast.net

Volunteers are needed. Teachers…remember to register your child.
SAVE THE DATE: PARISH SOCIAL - FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7th
A Parish Social will be held on Friday, November 7 with food, drink, and music. The proceeds of this event will go to "Raising the Roof". More information to follow. There will be an Italian buffet catered by Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant. The buffet will consist of Salad, Pasta and Meatballs, Chicken Parmigiana, and Chicken, Ziti, and Broccoli, and dessert. Wine, beer, soda, and water will be available for purchase. There will be raffles as well as items to purchase. This is a wonderful start to the holiday season as well as raising funds for the new roof.
Raising The Roof"RAISING THE ROOF" $31,703 Raised To Date
At the doors of the Church, there are envelopes for donations for the "RAISING THE ROOF" project. For those parishioners who receive envelopes, there will be envelopes included with your September/October envelope package for this project.
SILVER ROSE FOR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE:
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring the Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose, One Life, One Rose program. One of five silver roses traveling throughout North America to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe and encouraging respect for life will be making a number of stops in our area. The rose will be at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church on Wednesday, October 8 during the morning Masses at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. A rosary for life in front of the rose will be held at 8:00 a.m.
Newly BaptizedNEWLY BAPTIZED:
The Parish of Saint Ann's would like to welcome the following newly baptized children:

Brian Gregory Aube
Cecilia Rose Goodine

We would also like to congratulate their parents and Godparents.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEAT RAFFLE
The monthly K of C meat raffle will be held on Saturday, October 25 in Saint Ann's Parish Center. This meat raffle is now scheduled to be held in the Parish Center the last Saturday of every month. Please stop by and support the Knights of Columbus.
SAINT VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
SVDPOur members have been receiving requests for assistance with rent or fuel. The calls have increased. We try not to turn anyone away who is from this community. We urge you to help us. There are blue buckets at the doors of the Church that are collected after the Masses each weekend.
ST. ANN'SPRAYER LINE....God is just a prayer away..
Prayer LineTo request prayers from members of Saint Ann’s Prayer Line for yourself, another person, or for a special intention, please call Bette Lindberg - 508.584.2422 or Tom Maloney - 508.279.1446. Additional volunteers are needed to join the "telephone tree" of the Prayer Line. Also, the start up of an "e-mail tree" is in the process of being established in addition to the "telephone tree". A simple phone call or an e-mail is all that is required to pass on information for people requesting prayers for special intentions.
HANDICAPPED SEATING
The front row on both sides of the aisle has been designated as a reserved section directly in front of the altar. There is room for both the caretaker as well as the handicapped person. Holy Communion will be given to them first. It is hoped that this seating arrangement will provide better visibility and allow for greater participation in the Mass giving the elderly the respect that they so deserve.
LITERATURE RACK
Literature RackThere is a literature rack in the back of the Church which contains reading materials that may be of interest to you. If you wish, you may keep the publication or return them to the literature rack the following week for someone else to read. Some of these are replaced weekly and others monthly. There is no fee for these publications.
SAINT VINCENT de PAUL CLOTHING BIN
There are new barrels for you to separate cans, plastic, and glass on the platform at the rear of the Parish Center. They may also be brought to Shoe City Redemption Center at 1250 West Chestnut St. in Brockton. Please ask that the money be deposited in the Saint Vincent dePaul account.
USED CELL PHONES NEEDED
Brockton Family & Community Resources would like donations of used cell phones to benefit their emergency safe home program. Please leave the cell phones in the box at the back of the Church.
FATHER MCDONAGH
Contact information for Father McDonagh is listed below for anyone who wishes to keep in contact with him.

Home Address: 5705 Crooked Stick Way Sparks NV 89436

E-mail Address: westbridg103@yahoo.com
RENEWING THE RITUAL OF "BRINGING UP THE GIFTS" FOR MASS
The practice of "bringing up the gifts" is being reinstated at Saint Ann's. You or your family may participate at any Mass or an ordinary Sunday or request a special day such as a birthday, anniversary, or a special intention for a loved one who has passed. You may contact one of the following members:

Maria Baker - 508-588-2015 - fbaker6550@yahoo.com
Louise Domingos - 508-586-8458 - louisesunday@comcast.net
FOOD PANTRY - The cupboards are empty
The following items are needed at the West Bridgewater Food Pantry:

relish                                        cookies                                tea
peanut butter                         ketchup                             canned spaghetti
pudding                                   coffee/tea                           cranberry sauce
jelly/jam                                  mustard                             macaroni and cheese
ketchup                                    pasta                                   white and chunk tuna
snacks                                      boxed cereals                     canned fruits
broth                                        gravy                                   canned carrots
mayonnaise                             canned peas                      chicken noodle soup
tomato soup                            baked beans                       cake mix
stuffing                                     frostings                             brownie mix
boxed potatoes                        jell-o                                    salad dressings
cooking oil                                flour                                    bottled juice
sugar                                        canned ravioli                  dish detergents
pancake syrup                        pancake mix                      flavored rice mixtures
canned green beans

The Food Pantry is located at the Spring Street School and is open the first & third Wednesday of the month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The cupboards are empty. Please continue your generosity. There are many families in need of assistance. A few of the items that are always in need are jam, jelly, canned fruit, cereal, soups, peanut butter, pasta sauce, Rice-A-Roni, puddings, tea, coffee, cake mixes, cookies, and condiments. Please continue your generosity. are just a few of the items that are always in need. Please continue your generosity during these summer months.

A" thank you" card and a "CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION" which is posted at the doors of the church, was given to the Parishioners of Saint Ann's Church for their outstanding participation during the year.

Volunteers are needed to help on distribution days which are the first and third Wednesday of the month. If you are able to volunteer, please call Calvin at the Food Pantry at 508.559.6569.


SODA CANS AND BOTTLES

THIS IS NO LONGER A DROP OFF SITE FOR RECYCLED BOTTLES AND CANS!!!
You may bring them directly to AARC at 1250 West Chestnut Street in Brockton. It is on the left-hand side at the second intersection with traffic lights after you drive under Route 24. It is the last building on the left at that intersection. Simply tell the staff, they are for Saint Ann's account. They will credit the amount. The money is used by Saint Vincent dePaul to assist the needy of the Parish. THANK YOU!
DEFIBULATOR
A shelving unit has been installed at the rear of the Church to house the new defibrillator which was so generously donated by one of our Parishioners. The shelving was made and donated by another Parishioner.
NURSES' REFERENCE TABLE
There is information on many health issues on the nurse's reference table in the back of the Church. Please take home any flyers that are of interest to you.

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